Computer/Internet Policy

This policy refers to the use of public computers in the Rangeview Library District branches. The policy was adopted by the Board of Trustees on February 20, 2008.

Rangeview Library District
Internet Policy

The Rangeview Library District provides access to the Internet as an information service to its customers. Internet resources accessible through the Library are provided to users, with the understanding that it is the individual user’s responsibility to demonstrate judgment, respect for others and appropriate conduct while using Library resources and facilities.

Parents or legal guardians are responsible for making decisions with their children about appropriate use of the Internet. To address issues of safety and security of minors when using electronic mail, chat rooms, and other forms of electronic communication, parents and guardians should urge minors to follow basic safety guidelines: never give out personal information (name, address, phone number, etc.), never arrange via a computer to meet someone, and never respond to messages that are threatening or suggestive, remembering that people online may not be who they say they are.

In compliance of state and federal laws (HB 04-1004 Internet Protection in Public Libraries; C.R. S. 24-90-601-606 and Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA), Pub. L. No. 106-554), Rangeview Library District filters all children’s computers within the district. Internet computers will not be used for illegal activity, to access illegal materials, or to access materials that by local community standards would be considered obscene.

Internet computers will not be used for hacking or spreading computer viruses. Violation of this policy may result in being asked to leave the Library, suspension of library privileges or legal action.